Penalties for over-length coursework, including dissertations: assessed work should not exceed the prescribed word count references and footnotes count towards the word limit the bibliography, title and cover sheet do not for work that exceeds a specified maximum length by less than 10% the mark will be reduced by. My dissertation is due tomorrow afternoon and on a total word count of 4,900 ( which includes words from the the reference, first few pages etc) my word limit is 6,000 and i'm obviously no where near there this main reason for this is that my project had to end abruptly due to insufficient time and so i don't. Students submitting their dissertations and independent study modules are required to submit one hard copy and an electronic copy (in a single file) nursing students word count - what is included assignments will be marked up to the word limit (plus 10%) and marking will cease once the word limit is exceeded. The word count should be submitted with the completed project–dissertation other than an evaluation of research methodology, no marks will be available for the content of references, footnotes and appendices (f) if the word count exceeds the maximum by10%, a penalty will be applied if a marker believes that the. The above limits are fixed subject to a 5% leeway above the limit, and students will be penalised for exceeding the limits at a rate of 5 marks for every 10% (or part thereof) over the limit there is no penalty applied for an assessment falling under the word limit all words including footnotes will be included in the word count.
Whether specific forms of coursework are subject to a size limit, and if so: whether the size limit is defined by reference to the number of pages (with font size, line spacing, margin size, and page orientation requirements), by a word / character limit or other defined limit the penalty where the defined limit is exceeded. Penalties for academic misconduct, including plagiarism 9 event that a student exceeds the required word count, and the application of penalties dissertation a written study based on primary or secondary research double marking [see also second marking] assessment of students' work by two or more independent. 12 educational principles the processes of assessment should help students learn and/or reinforce previous learning • assessment tasks should form an integral part of the curriculum and the teaching and learning process • there should be an appropriate mix of formative and summative assessment. All coursework submitted by students must state the word count on the front page all courses in the graduate school have a standard penalty for going over the word length if you are taking courses from other schools, check with them what their penalties are if you go over the word length, 5% of the total marks given for.
Where work is marked to the 20-point scale, the following lateness penalty schemes are available: c initial penalty of 3 marks, then a further 1 mark per additional 8-hour period, or part thereof the following table shows examples of the word count penalties imposed by the various schemes for. Policy on word count purpose of word count limit the purpose of a word limit is to give all students, across the university, a clear indication of the maximum length of a piece of assessed written work, the amount of work there is no regulatory/mandatory penalty for exceeding the word count but students should be aware.
And penalties, extensions and penalties for unauthorised late submission the word limit will be clearly stated in the title of the written assignment, project, report or dissertation for example, an essay may have the title 'essay 1 (2500 words)', where the word count for coursework, written assignments, projects, reports. Penalties students should be made aware that a low word count is likely to compromise their chances of receiving a good grade or even passing the assignments under the word count accepted without penalties such as essays or dissertations, an indicative word limit is given and here the word.
A word count should be indicated clearly on the title page this includes the main text, quotes, footnotes, and appendices (except where this is an illustrative reference): only your bibliography is excluded from the word count essays and dissertations that are over the word limit will incur a penalty no marks will be deducted. Word counts are set for a reason assignments submitted below the word limit are unlikely to contain the academic breadth and depth required those submitted over the word limit indicate an absence of important editing and synthesising skills for that reason, penalties apply if word limits are not adhered to the word.